Tomie dePaola
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author study:
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Tomie dePaola ... eThemes--Your source for content-rich, kid-safe online resources (Univ. of Missouri) ... These sites are about author Tomie dePaola and his many books, including the “26 Fairmont Avenue” series. Includes lesson plans, biographies, interviews, and activity ideas. There are links to eThemes on author studies, book activities and story elements.
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........................................................................Tomie dePaola and his dog, Bronte
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A video interview with Tomie DePaola ... Reading Rockets
Also includes:
  • interview transcript
  • short biography
  • selected list of his children's books
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author profile ... Through the Looking Glass
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Tomie dePaola biography ... Scholastic Teachers
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click here to see more of his art...from R. Michelson Galleries
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Bibliography of his books
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Spotlight on... Strega Nona (similar to The Magic Porridge Pot)
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Spotlight on Strega Nona--Her Story
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Tomie dePaola serves as "biographer" to his delightful Italian sorceress, Strega Nona, in this beautifully drawn prequel. The tale begins with little Nona's birth on a dark and stormy night, and ends where the original Strega Nona picks up-with Strega Nona taking on the bumbling, knock-kneed Big Anthony as an apprentice. This winsome story is illustrated throughout with Tomie dePaola's warm and sunny watercolors.

Spotlight on...Big Anthony--His Story
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Fans of Tomie dePaola's kindly Strega Nona will love this charming look at the early days of her good-hearted but clumsy helper Big Anthony. From the day he is born, Big Anthony never pays attention. As a boy, he leaves the gates of the farm open and all the animals escape. As a young man off to make his fortune in the world, he accidentally "fixes" the leaning Tower of Pisa. Will Italy survive the hilarious mishaps of Big Anthony?
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click here for a Google Earth "Lit Trip" for Big Anthony....Google Earth must be downloaded (free) on your computer to view the Lit Trip (download the free GLT Getting Started Guide for more information)


Spotlight on.... Adelita--A Mexican Cinderella Story
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click here for more on this book
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